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Interesting quiz helps you identify which candidate you side with on important issues

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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 01:08 AM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: muse7

This e-mail thing looks like a legit reason.

I don't like the idea of another Clinton or Bush in office, just on the principle of our presidency not being a family affair.

She also just seems like Obama 2.0


So just an email scandal that isn't, and her last name being Clinton? Those reasons don't really disqualify her in my book.

She might be under investigation for the use of a different server but no prosecutor will take her to court on that. If she ends up being Obama 2.0 I'll take that. However sanders will continue to be my primary choice.




posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 01:33 AM
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Sanders 99
Clinton 94
O'Malley 65
Huckabee 44
Paul 44
Trump 12
Bush 7
Walker 4
Cruz 2
Carson 2

Big shocker, I'm perfectly aligned with Bernie. Bigger shocker, I almost entirely disagree with the vast majority of the Republican field. Also: Clinton's 94% may as well be equal to Bush's 7%. If Bernie doesn't get nominated, I'm not voting at all.
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 02:23 AM
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a reply to: muse7

Why should I vote for her?
It is more then a simple email investigation, if she really did deal with classified info then that is an issue.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 02:46 AM
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The highest number I got was Bernie Sanders at 38%, and it looks like we really only share opinions on the environment, and person rights/liberties issues such as privacy, drug use, and abortion. We somewhat agree on immigration, at least in the sense that illegal or not, illegal immigrants are still human beings and should be treated as such, though we differ on longer term solutions. A couple of economic issues we agree on. But that's about it. The next closest was Hilary Clinton,at like 29%. All of the Republican candidates only had single digits with hardly any common ground.

I think the results do at least reflect accuracy that none of the candidates presented really reflects my views enough, as with the exception of two questions, I had to write in my own views on an issue because none of the choices fully and accurately represented by views on the subject. When the highest score of ideological similarity is a measly 38%, that really does not give me much hope or faith in the current selections. While I admire Bernie Sanders in his dedication to his ideals, I still can't fully support him because on a few things, he leans a little too far left for my comfort.

I wonder if, had third party candidates and their views been added to the list, what my score would look like. I'm willing to bet I would score higher with a third party candidate than I would the main ones.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 03:14 AM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

Rand Paul
Bernie sanders
Mark O
Donald trump

Interesting test, thanks for the link brother

If I felt any of these people are going to change anything in office, then I'd be lying I'm trying to avoid apathy and nihilism but the social and political atmosphere is wearing on me. I guess one can always hope..
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 03:51 AM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

92% bernie sanders

92% democrat and 92% green party

81% socialist

33% republican
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 04:09 AM
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Academic for me of course but

85% rand and 75% bernie.

Next ones were below 65% with walker lowest at 40%

I can live with that as I like rand for right and bernie for left.
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 04:21 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
85% rand and 75% bernie.


This is so odd to me, but I've seen a similar spread on many who have posted in the various threads where this site has been linked. To me, the two men could not be any more different from each other. One is a nanny-state loving, redistributionist/socialist who adores big government and policies supporting government regulation of virtually everything while the other is a pseudo libertarian, anti-tax, anti-big government, anti-regulation, fiscal Conservative who has embraced just enough GOP policy to not be spited by the establishment Republicans.

I struggle to find enough common ground between these two to account for only a 10% difference in the spread.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 04:29 AM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Mine was 75%/75% rand Paul favor to Bernie



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 05:08 AM
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I had to write in my own views on an issue because none of the choices fully and accurately represented by views on the subject.
a reply to: Skadi_the_Evil_Elf

I found that to be the case with me on a couple issues, but overall I thought it was pretty accurate considering it selected Bernie, which is currently my choice.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 05:21 AM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
I struggle to find enough common ground between these two to account for only a 10% difference in the spread.


They both believe in liberty. Just different versions of it.

To Paul, liberty means freedom from government. To Sanders, liberty means freedom from corporations.

Both recognize problems facing the nation but they come to different conclusions on what causes those problems.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 05:24 AM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Good points about using the slider and clicking on more questions. I liked how it detailed the percentage breakdown.

This is a great tool for those who really don't follow or care about who they vote for. Some voters may blindly think they align themselves with one party or candidate until they realize their stance on the issues tells a whole different story. I think we would both agree that it should be required for any registered voter to at least take the quiz so they can cast an informed vote.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 05:33 AM
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If I felt any of these people are going to change anything in office, then I'd be lying I'm trying to avoid apathy and nihilism but the social and political atmosphere is wearing on me. I guess one can always hope..
a reply to: TechniXcality

Hope, I guess that's all we really have when we vote for a candidate. Considering how politicians are willing to say anything to get elected.
Glad you enjoyed the quiz.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 05:33 AM
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96% match to Bernie Sanders.

Yep, that's about right.


Peace.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 05:45 AM
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I love these things. I ended up with Ben Carson on most 2016 Presidential Election issues with 92% I was a little surprised, but maybe I should give him a look. He seems like a very common sense candidate.
a reply to: Metallicus

Yeah, I enjoy taking online polls and quizzes too!. It's interesting to see how the majority stands on different issues.

What I found interesting about the results is exactly what you mentioned about Carson. It helps identify candidates who you didn't expect to be aligned with your position on the issues.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 06:59 AM
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a reply to: muse7

Yea I mean breaking federal law while getting investigated for breaking the espionage act is no biggie. Neither is lying to federal investigators and lying under oath. All are just fake scandals.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

This has been posted a few times already on this website, but it's good that someone finally made a thread with it. It's a pretty detailed quiz. This shouldn't surprise anyone, but I align 92% with Bernie. As for second and third place: Hillary 72% and Rand Paul 68%. I don't even consider that noteworthy. So Bernie or bust.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 07:26 AM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: muse7

Why should I vote for her?
It is more then a simple email investigation, if she really did deal with classified info then that is an issue.


I'm not saying that you should vote for Clinton, I'm saying that I keep reading how people would "never" vote for her and I've yet to come across a legitimate reason as to why that is. Her server and email are being investigated, so yes, as of right now it is just a simple email investigation.


She hasn't been charged and she hasn't been convicted of anything, such investigations rarely lead to convictions and are generally seen as administrative issues. This will be a nagging "issue" for her for the months to come but I don't expect this to have a significant impact on her campaign.

While I do think that Bernie Sanders would be the best choice, would I vote for Clinton if it came to Clinton vs Trump, Cruz or Carson? I most definitely would.

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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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Thanks OP for this link. Actually pretty close.
Has me with Trump / Rubio.
Sanders was rated much higher than Clinton for me.

I will not vote for either Bush or Clinton.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

LOL!!! Did you do the 'other stances', and additional questions, though?
I think it really makes a difference in how accurate the results turn out to be. Also, the level of importance would figure into the algorithm. Try it again maybe?



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